Not beachy at all, the kitchen is a study in elegant dark and light tones accented with shiny metal that adds an elegant touch.
For casual dining or snacking, three bar stools upholstered in ticking stripe fabric stools belly up the island. The patinated gooseneck faucet is both functional and acts as a focal point.
Compare and Contrast
For contrast, furniture pieces and table lamps were used in the kitchen instead of the usual cabinetry and built-in lighting found in other homes.
Bank on It
Nail head accents lend an elegant, sophisticated touch to the bank of upholstered crocodile pattern dressers for storage chosen to fit under this long window in the kitchen.
The surface of a bank of dressers under this long window in the kitchen is the perfect place to display cherished family photos and the hub of a music system.
Technology abounds in the home. The music system is controlled by an app on a smart electronic device.
Take a Seat
Classic ticking stripe upholstered bar stools echo the dark and light tones in the room and make for comfortable seating at the kitchen island.
There’s even a comfy spot for man’s best friend in the corner of the kitchen complete with a dinner bowl, bed and bone.
Cool and Clean
A clean, white, marbled surface on the kitchen island is the perfect backdrop for the champagne bronze gooseneck faucet and under mounted sink. There’s ample room here for casual dining, too.
Old World Style
A modern take on a classic design, the finish on this gooseneck faucet is aged, which makes it look like it came from a place full of wonderful old things.
The Light Stuff
Clean lines and elegant finishes make this kitchen unique. The island countertop is quartz so it’s cool to the touch and reflects the natural light coming through the nearby window for a welcoming glow.
Leading out the dining area of the lanai, the kitchen door allows food and drinks to be delivered to waiting guests easily.
Simple cone-style pendant lights hang over the kitchen island. They are industrial in feel and don’t scream for attention.
Three matching dressers, usually relegated to a bedroom, are used as a bank of practical storage in the kitchen.
Black and Gray
The backsplash is rendered in mini dove gray and black tiles. Its subtle design creates a big impact tying the white upper cabinets to the darker ones below.
Sleek aged bronze door and drawer hardware blends perfectly with the darker bottom cabinetry.
Lightness of Being
Used throughout the house, the bleached and faded hardwood floors bring a lightness to the rooms including the kitchen.
The upper white cabinets were treated to patinated brass hardware, adding a bit of sparkle to this elegant room.
All Together Now
For major impact, the backsplash covers the wall up to the ceiling. The dove gray and black combo ties the cabinets and the shiny stainless steel appliances together.
The industrial looking range hood and chefs stove give the kitchen a restaurant feel and function for preparing meals for family and friends.
Room to Work
There’s ample counter space for preparing meals and displaying kitchen essentials. The clean, cool colors make it a welcoming, calming space
Angular and elegant, the aged brass hardware on the upper cabinets is the perfect accessory to the room.
At nearly 13 feet tall, the soaring kitchen ceiling makes the room feel spacious yet comforting.
Pull out shelves in the long cabinets beside the double wide refrigerator hold pots and pans within reach of the cook.
Opening on to the living room, the colors of both rooms blend beautifully as they rely on black, white and gray to support the decorating scheme. A wall mural of a vintage surfing scene can be seen from the kitchen.